By One Dental Care - Kunio Chan, DMD, MAGD
June 05, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Dental ImplantsClose the gaps in your smile where teeth are missing with dental implants. Dental implants replace the roots of missing teeth and securely anchor replacement teeth in place. Dental implants can also be used to securely hold bridgework in place for cases when several teeth need to be replaced. At One Dental Care, Dr. Kunio Chan is your dentist for dental implants in Billerica, MA.

Dental Implants

A dental implant is a hypoallergenic titanium post that is drilled into the jawbone through a minor surgical procedure. Over time, a dental implant begins fusing with the bone through a process called osseointegration. Once this process is complete, the dental implant is permanently fused to the bone and can hold an artificial tooth securely in place just like a tooth root holds a natural tooth in place.

A dental crown serves as the replacement tooth and is placed on top of the dental implant. The crown looks and performs like a natural tooth and can be used to bite and chew food and perform other normal tooth functions. Dental implants can be used to hold individual crowns in place or to secure bridgework for replacing multiple teeth.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants provide a variety of benefits beyond simply closing the gaps in your smile. Your Billerica dentist can help you decide if dental implants are the right option for restoring your smile. Some of the benefits of dental implants include:

  • Permanently replacing missing teeth
  • Anchoring dental bridgework in place
  • Restoring normal tooth functions, such as biting and chewing
  • Alleviating strain on surrounding teeth that had been compensating for missing ones
  • Hypoallergenic and durable

Dental implants help you permanently close the gaps in your smile by replacing missing teeth. Dental implants restore your smile, as well as restoring normal tooth functioning. For dental implants in Billerica, MA schedule a consultation with Dr. Chan by calling One Dental Care at (978) 667-0691.